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Assessing the prospects for great power cooperation in Europe and the Middle East, Elina Treyger, Ashley L. Rhoades, Nathan Vest, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Raphael S. Cohen, Asha Clark

Can the United States find ways to cooperate with China or Russia in Europe and the Middle East? Using official U.S., Chinese, and Russian policy documents, leadership statements, and other sources, the authors of this report assess the prospects for great power cooperation on seven issues: broader Euro-Atlantic security, Baltic security, Balkan security and strategic orientation, Turkey's regional role and strategic orientation, the future of Ukraine, Middle East stability and peace processes, and countering Iran and its proxies. The authors find that, in Europe, opportunities for cooperation on the core security challenges with either competitor are virtually absent, but there are opportunities to limit escalation or manage tensions. In the Middle East, more substantive opportunities for cooperation exist in principle-more with Russia than China, but some cooperative options exist even with the latter. However, in both regions, there are multiple obstacles that will likely preclude the United States from seizing the more ambitious of these opportunities in the near term. This research was completed in September 2020, before the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and before the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. It has not been subsequently revised. --, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: American, Chinese, and Russian Overarching Interests in Europe and the Middle East -- Chapter Three: Broader Euro-Atlantic Security -- Chapter Four: Baltic Security -- Chapter Five: Balkan Security and Strategic Orientation -- Chapter Six: Turkey's Regional Role and Strategic Orientation -- Chapter Seven: The Future of Ukraine -- Chapter Eight: Middle East Stability and Peace Processes -- Chapter Nine: Countering Iran and Its Proxies -- Chapter Ten: Conclusions and Recommendations
Literary Form
non fiction
"RAND Project Air Force."
Physical Description
x, 270 pages, 24 cm.

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